Sycamore Canyon Is A Tucson Subdivision South Of The City
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A total of 1,100 acres has been set aside as open space. At 3,400 feet above sea level the terrain is divers to support the Sonora Desert.
Sycamore Canyon set aside 70% of the land as open space. Amenities include a swimming pool, 6 acre park, picnic area and basketball court.
It’s hard to imagine that Sycamore Canyon is accessible to the Tucson Metropolitan area. In a quiet desert setting it feels a world away. Tucson is less than 30 minutes away via Interstate 10. Major employers such as Raytheon and IBM are just a short drive away. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the University of Arizona Science & Technology Park are also nearby.
Many who come to visit in this area are drawn here by the unique environment. Sycamore Canyon has one of the few perennial streams in extreme southern Arizona. The canyon supports such a diverse plant and animal community that part of it has been designated the Gooding Research Natural Area. Over 625 species of plants have been identified with many classified as rare and/or endangered.
Sycamore Canyon’s animal life is extremely diverse as well. Over 130 species of birds have been identified. Among those are the vermilion flycatchers and various warbles, raptors, and herons. Sycamore Canyon Area Map.
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